Apple’s bracelet has been criticized for being expensive, but it’s still ‘sold out’
ChinaCustomers who ordered the $13 Incase AirPods Pro 2 lanyard will have to wait longer for delivery than the iPhone 14.
follow up SCMP, the Incase Lanyard model is “out of stock” at Apple and many retailers in China. This cable costs 98 yuan in China and does not come bundled like other manufacturers’ headphones.
On Apple’s website, users can order the products from September 9th and receive them on September 23rd. However, as stock is running out, Chinese users will now have to wait another 5 weeks, ending on October 19th. This standby time matches that of the iPhone 14 Pro Max and is much longer than the standard iPhone 14, which only lasts three weeks.
Apple’s braided strap parachute model has been mocked on Chinese social media for the past few days. Incase 9/11 Lanyard Theme. Weibo has received over 350 million views and 12,000 discussions.
“Apple sells the cable for about 100 yuan. But you can buy many similar products for only two yuan,” one user wrote. This person posted a photo of a rope with the same design for 2.5 yuan (VND 8,000) on the Pinduoduo website. However, there is also evidence that when consumers spend several hundred dollars on the AirPods Pro 2, they will need an accessory.
The Incase Lanyard consists of a plain 23.5 cm gray braid and a white plastic clip. The accessory only supports AirPods Pro 2. “The soft braid can be used as a wristband or clip to attach the cable to a pocket or purse to keep the headphone case secure and easily accessible,” Apple explains of the accessory’s use.
Apple previously sparked controversy when it sold a screen cleaning cloth for US$19 (VND400,000). “At least the scarf has the Apple logo and nothing to ‘show’ people that this strap is expensive,” commented user Karen Nieder on Weibo.
Bao Lam (Consequences SCMP)